The participation monitor is a tool where you can gain detailed information on the activities of the participants on the flow and on their progress. The monitor is automatically updated in real time when new progress is made.
You can access the participation monitor from the participant pane of the flow page. The manager's view of the participation monitor is not limited to the 10 hours that applies to invigilators. The detailed functionalities of the monitor are listed below.
The participation monitor is available from the overview page by clicking the . The participation monitor is available to invigilators up to 10 hours after the participation period has ended. In addition to the information and functions available to basic invigilators, you can extend individual deadlines of participants by using the clock icon, add comments and mark participants as present or not present. The detailed functionalities are listed below.
When you have opened up the Participation monitor, there are different features to get to know:
Three columns showing participant index, first name and last name.
It is possible to adjust the inactivity setting on the licence. Please contact the licence administrator of your institution to do this. If you are a licence administrator, please contact Customer Service to set the time for the whole licence.
Details on facial comparison and voice detection, if enabled. See Invigilation Features further below for more details.
Two columns specifying the participant's deadline (updated in case of extended time), and the last time the participant sent information to the server.
|The participant has not opened the flow page.||The participant has opened the flow page.||
The participant has started the flow.
|Paper not uploaded (top) Paper uploaded (bottom)||The number of characters that have been saved to the server.||Participant progress with the exam questions as percentage.|
|FLOWassign / FLOWhandin||FLOWlock||FLOWmulti|
|The participant has submitted.||The participant has not handed in.|
Mark participants as present or absent .
Grant extra time to individual participants. A time extension is indicated by the colour change . Additional time for participants can only be granted up to the end of the general marking period or an individual marking deadline (if applicable).
Access the log to see the actions of the participants. The detailed log shows a table of three columns:
- Time stamp: The precise time of the activity
- IP-address: The public IP-address of the network from which the WISEflow server has received the information/activity
- Message: Short description of the activity received.
The log can only be accessed by invigilators on active flows. Managers can access log information after the end of the participation. The detailed log for each participant will no longer be visible after 80 days from the last timestamp of the specific log and can then only be accessed by contacting UNIwise support.
Add a comment. This is visible to managers and invigilators who have access to the participation monitor. The number of comments is indicated next to the comment icon .
- Choose to see the participation monitor as an overview instead of a list for a more compact overview of participant statuses on the flow. You can get more detailed information by clicking on a participant icon. The indicates that a participant is marked as inactive.
- Display the participation monitor in fullscreen mode
- Go to the direct messaging centre, where messages can be created and sent directly to all active participants on the flow
- Filter the table according to different status: opened, paper saved, handed in, present, absent, active and inactive
- Reset any filters
- Decide which columns in the participation monitor should be displayed and which should be hidden from view for better overview
- Filter the content of the monitor to find a specific information/participant
- Set the attendance status in bulk by either marking all participants as present or absent. The status can also be cleared for all.
- Set the time for when a participant should be shown as inactive (this will be remembered on the flow)
- Reset the time you have set for inactivity to 0 minutes
- Choose how many participants to show in the table
Pictures and recordings can be accessed by invigilators on active flows. Managers can access this data after the end of the participation period. Any data that is captured via facial comparison and/or voice detection will no longer be accessible after 180 days.
Continuous images and audio data are only captured at the start of the participation period. This will prevent that biometric data is captured of the participant after the lockdown browser has been started but the countdown to start the flow has not run out.
Facial comparison is a way of identifying key features on a person's face and using it as a way to identify and differentiate between people. You can use facial comparison as a way to identify if the participants sitting through an exam are really who they say they are, by using a reference image of the participant to cross-examine faces to prove, the participant has been the same person for every exam.
Furthermore, besides the initial authentication via facial comparison, you will be able to monitor the participant through snapshots taken by the webcam that will analyse the person’s identity throughout the exam. The actual snapshot and matching will be hidden from the participant but will result in a match score showing in the participation monitor. Facial comparison can be enabled for FLOWlock and FLOWmulti exams in the participation settings.
On the flow page for participants, it will be noted that they will need a webcam for the exam.
All images ever taken by the participant for facial comparison will be available to managers and invigilators on the same flow. This way the invigilators can access the images in case of a poor match or other, to make sure the participant is the real participant.
Furthermore, the participation monitor will show all pictures taken during the exam in a timeline. All data and pictures are saved in the participation monitor and it is possible to go through all the participants on the flow after the participation time has ended if you, for example, wish to follow up on those participants with a low general match score.
The participation monitor displays three columns when facial comparison is enabled:
Facial comparison match:
A participant has entered a flow with facial comparison for the first time. A participant has skipped facial comparison administratively by the use of the invigilator password. The percentage shows how well the face on a participant's latest image matches their reference image (first image ever taken).
If the person monitoring the flow, is uncertain whether there might be signs of impersonating or alike, they can also see previous matches made, to see if major changes have happened since last time they used facial comparison. This dropdown will give you access to see every match since the very first reference ever made.
- Average comparison percentage: The system automatically calculates an average comparison percentage, based on all images that were captured in the course of this exam.
- Lowest comparison percentage: This will display the lowest comparison percentage captured by the system.
- Total image count: This will display the count of all images taken throughout the flow.
Mr. Wiseflow and his little helper shown in this guide were used to replace the real people used for the facial comparison in the pictures. Mr. Wiseflow does not get recognised by the facial comparison software as having a face.
This video explains the functionality in more detail:
Voice detection is a way of capturing audio from a participant while they are taking part in a lockdown exam. The microphone will capture any sounds and in the participation monitor, managers and invigilators will be able to review the recorded audio or read through transcribed text. The system will also display if more than one speakers have been registered in the course of the lockdown exam. Voice detection can be enabled for FLOWlock and FLOWmulti exams in the participation settings.
On the flow page for participants, it will be noted that they will need a microphone for the exam.
The participation monitor displays two columns when voice detection is enabled:
The buttons can be clicked to review the captured audio and transcribed text. All audio captured during the exam will be shown in a timeline and it will be possible to play audio from a particular timestamp. Clicking on the blue bar under Sentences registered will display the transcribed text. Audio captured during the verification sequence at the beginning of the lockdown exam will be indicated: .
Total number of speakers registered:
If more than one speaker is listed, the microphone has detected more than one voice.
This video explains the functionality in more detail: